Sealing Suita

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Generally speaking, most Suita are softer and more thirsty than many Jnats from Tomae, Aisa or Namito stratum. Even the hardest Suitas will usually take on more water than Awasedo of similar hardness. So – protecting the sides and bottom with a suitable sealer is highly recommended. 

Applying lacquer to the sides of a Jnat is not about putting a layer of ’something' ‘on top’ of the stone. What we do want to do, is incorporate a dimensionally stable sealer that penetrates the stone’s surfaces. Then, we allow it to cure completely; this forms a watertight shell/layer/skin that will keep water out while adding strength to the outer surfaces. 

Please refer to my page on sealing stones for more info - Click Here.


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